In recent posts, we’ve discussed the need for healthcare teams to update their communication strategies to connect with patients in new ways. One type of communication we recommend adopting is health monitoring surveys (check out our infographic at the end of this post). These surveys give healthcare teams a way to capture health data in real-time to learn what is happening with patients between appointments.… Read more
Patients who have been discharged from the hospital are more likely to return to the emergency department or be readmitted if they have high levels of pain. According to one study that looked at 30-day readmissions and ER visits following surgeries, patients in the highest reported pain categories also had the highest rate of non-planned readmissions and ER visits.… Read more
Managing a patient’s transition from health facility to home can have great benefits for all. CMS provides reimbursement incentives. Patients get better. Patient satisfaction levels soar. The cost of care decreases. Patients have a better and healthier life.
Transitional Care: Promise vs Reality
The reality of what happens when patients are discharged can be a nightmare for caregivers. … Read more